Investing should be easy – just buy low and sell high – but most of us have trouble following that simple advice. There are principles and strategies that may enable you to put together an investment portfolio that reflects your risk tolerance, time horizon, and goals. Understanding these principles and strategies can help you avoid some of the pitfalls that snare some investors.
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Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.
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A company's profits can be reinvested or paid out to the company’s shareholders as “dividends."
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Even the most seasoned investors have biases affecting their financial choices.
Understanding some basic concepts may help you assess whether zero-coupon bonds have a place in your portfolio.
The S&P 500 represents a large portion of the value of the U.S. equity market, it may be worth understanding.
Without your knowing, your investment portfolio could be off-kilter.
Use this calculator to better see the potential impact of compound interest on an asset.
Estimate the potential impact taxes and inflation can have on the purchasing power of an investment.
This calculator helps determine your pre-tax and after-tax dividend yield on a particular stock.
Determine if you are eligible to contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA.
This questionnaire will help determine your tolerance for investment risk.
This calculator can help you estimate how much you should be saving for college.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.
Savvy investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
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An amusing and whimsical look at behavioral finance best practices for investors.
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Agent Jane Bond is on the case, cracking the code on bonds.
Here is a quick history of the Federal Reserve and an overview of what it does.